Criminalization Makes It Harder to Study Ayahuasca, Scientists Say
It's an impediment to medical research on ayahuasca's potential to treat mental health disorders.
What It's Like Helping Strangers Through Abortions in Rural Canada
As an abortion doula serving rural areas in Canada where reproductive options are limited, I know it’s not easy getting people the healthcare they need.
Banned Pesticides Keep Turning Up in Canada’s Medical Weed
So what happens when it’s legalized?
Gay Men in Canada Still Face Discrimination When It Comes to Organ Donation
Men who have sex with men face extra scrutiny due to Health Canada policies.
Canada Is Making It Easier for Addicts to Inject Drugs Safely
The Canadian government announced Monday that it plans to ease the restrictions on setting up supervised-injection sites imminently. Until then, things don't look good on the ground level.
Why Health Canada’s Move to Sell ‘Irradiated Beef’ Is a Great Idea
Astronauts eat irradiated beef. Why shouldn’t the rest of us?
Canada Is Running Out of Anti-Syphilis Drugs
A national rise in STI rates is partially to blame.
Beagles Will No Longer Be Used for Pesticide Testing in Canada
Pressure from PETA caused the government agency to re-evaluate its stance on the controversial animal testing program.
Alberta Turned Down $980,000 in Drug Treatment Funding During the Fentanyl Overdose Crisis
The Progressive Conservative government made the decision due to "budget constraints."
Hookup Apps Are Doing a Better Job at HIV Prevention Than the Government
While Health Canada drags its feet to approve it, PrEP is becoming a selling point on Grindr and Scruff.
Why Canada's University-Trained Pot Growers Might End Up Slinging Lattes
Higher education could leave graduates feeling low.
Canada Moves to Ban Salvia, Everyone's Favorite Terrifying Psychedelic
The Conservative government reportedly plans to continue its buzzkilling ways by making salvia divinorum an illegal drug.